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It's impossible for orcs to be racist.

I thought the premise for Bright was interesting but the execution was meh.

A three-judge district court on Tuesday rejected North Carolina lawmakers' request for a stay on a ruling that found the state's congressional map was unconstitutional.

Judges James Wynn, William Osteen and W. Earl Britt of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled that the lawmakers had failed to meet the "heavy burden" required to stay the order.

Nice try fellas! Good luck with the Supremes!
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse

Trump publically accusing FBI agent of treason.

Just more evidence of Trump, like any good fascist, confusing himself with the State.

Treason is a crime against the State you big dummy.
Wait, that was a real quote?

Hahahaha!! . . . goddammit

Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse

Reviving earmarks wouldn't be the worst idea the republicans have come up with and might in fact help congress become functional again.

Of course Trump blundering around may mess it up.

When President Trump offered his out-of-the-blue endorsement for the return of congressional earmarks on Tuesday, he broke the first rule of the hesitant House Republican bid to revive them: Don't call them earmarks.

"Our system lends itself to not getting things done, and I hear so much about earmarks--the old earmark system--how there was a great friendliness when you had earmarks," the president told a group of about two dozen House and Senate lawmakers at the White House, in something of a non sequitur from their effort to reach an immigration accord. "Of course, they had other problems with earmarks. But maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks. You should do it, and I'm there with you, because this system really lends itself to not getting along."

The lawmakers laughed. Some of them perhaps chuckled nervously, knowing that Trump had waded into politically treacherous waters by giving his blessing to the kind of pork-barrel spending that had become synonymous with Washington corruption. Before Trump had campaigned on "draining the swamp," earmarks--spending provisions directed to specific local projects or organizations that were often slipped into bills at the last minute with little debate--had been a big part of the muck.
They want to live forever in space
There's only a few hundred of them right? I mean how many Falcon-9 launches could it take to (maybe) get them into orbit?
Arts and Entertainment / Re: Whatcha playing'?
Anyone play RE7?

Yep. I played the PC version. Overall I liked it. It is closer in tone and playstyle to the older RE games which I appreciated.

My only beef was some of the "boss" fights felt too scripted.

Performance wise it looked great and ran smooth on my PC.
Arts and Entertainment / Re: Whatcha playing'?
I got my wife Breath of the Wild for her Wii-U and tried it out. As soon as my first weapon broke after about 4 hits I was out.

It's an ok game I guess but I have no idea, other than it being a new Zelda game, why it got the praise it did. I found Horizon Zero Dawn to be a much better and fun game . . . at least for me.

Have you tried the dlc for Horizon? I want to, but I'm way overpowered now with my current play and don't want to breeze through it, otoh I don't want to start a new playthrough

No, I haven't tried the dlc yet. I'm still working my way through the main game.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
MAGAists probably think a mental health registry is the first step towards taking away their guns.

you know they do
I think they're both terrifying for somewhat different reasons, but it is generally disturbing that people with that much money and power are deciding that we need to move away from ideals of bringing up the quality of life for everyone, and instead deciding that we need to move away from liberal values of human rights and welfare in order to better the lives of the ultra rich.

How much better can their lives get?

A North Carolina federal court on Tuesday struck down the state's GOP-drawn congressional map, saying the districts result in partisan gerrymandering, according to multiple reports.

In a nearly 200-page opinion, the three-judge panel ruled that state Republicans drew excessively partisan districts when previously ordered to redraw the state's congressional map.

"Having concluded that the 2016 Plan violates the Equal Protection Clause, the First Amendment and Article I of the Constitution, we now must determine the appropriate remedy," the court wrote in its opinion.

The Charlotte Observer reports that during the 2016 special legislative session, when the maps were adopted, a GOP state lawmaker said they would give Republicans a majority.

"I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats because I do not believe it's possible to draw a map with eleven Republicans and two Democrats," Rep. David Lewis reportedly said at the time.

And what's to stop them from just doing it again?
Politics and Current Events / Re: r>g Piketty was right
b-b-b-but depreciation!!!1!!11!
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse

Nazi sympathizer Sebastian Gorka says he was told to sit down and talk to Wolff.

Now who would have been in a position to tell Gorka to sit down and talk to someone? :hmm:
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse

In a decision Monday, the Justice Department announced it will seek the death penalty for Billy Arnold, a Detroit man charged with killing two rival gang members. Sessions also announced in December that the agency would seek the death penalty for Jarvis Wayne Madison, who is accused of fatally shooting his wife.

Sessions knows only one of these guys is black, right?
Politics and Current Events / Guess the Party!

A <snip> lawmaker in Kansas said that African-Americans "responded the worst" to marijuana because of their "genetics" and "character makeup."

State Rep. Steve Alford <snip> said at a "Legislative Coffee" session on Saturday that Jim Crow-era policies banning drugs such as pot were to protect other citizens from the drug use of black Americans.

"Basically any way you say it, marijuana is an entry drug into the higher drugs," Alford said, as first reported by The Garden City Telegram. "What you really need to do is go back in the '30s, when they outlawed all types of drugs in Kansas and across the United States."

"What was the reason why they did that? One of the reasons why, I hate to say it, was that the African-Americans, they were basically users and they basically responded the worst to those drugs just because of their character makeup, their genetics and that," he continued.

"And so basically what we're trying to do is we're trying to do a complete reverse, with people not remembering what has happened in the past."

Good luck guys!

James Damore, the former Google engineer who was fired after he wrote a memo sharply criticizing diversity efforts at the company, has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employer alleging that the tech giant discriminates against conservative white men.

After his memo, the lawsuit says, "Google executives and employees condemned Damore, his memo, and his views." Damore also says he was laughed at, personally insulted and attacked, before ultimately being fired.

omg, he was laughed at?
wait i thought they were the adults in the room

They are.  :cripes:

According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump administration officials are "quietly debating whether it's possible to mount a limited military strike against North Korean sites without igniting an all-out war on the Korean Peninsula."

This "bloody nose" strategy would entail responding to some provocation by North Korea with a limited strike to demonstrate the potential price of dictator Kim Jong-un's continued misbehavior.

Love this new American political landscape where we get to choose what billionaire to pledge our fealty to. That's going to be our choice for Illinois governor, too.

If I have to pick I'll pick Nick Hanauer.
it's fucking wild how this rumor based on nothing swelled into something everybody's gotta have a hot take on overnight because oprah gave what is by all accounts a pretty good speech?

Well, she is pretty well-spoken for a . . . you know.
Fair enough.
What is your control?
Wonder Woman was awesome.